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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    He's a Tory in disguise.
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    (Original post by BenC1997)
    To any member, what is your opinion on Tony Blair?
    Decent enough intentions, ended up becoming so insulated from outside criticism that he essentially became unhinged. I think Iraq aside he'll be remembered fondly - minimum wage, peace in Northern Ireland, the most redistributive government in decades. 6/10.
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    He's a Tory in disguise.
    Why, exactly? Ofcourse I understand that he continued the neo-liberal consensus of Thatcher, but he did achieve many things one would associate with Old Labour, such as the minimum wage.

    Plus, if we go with the logic that following trends makes one a Tory, then every Prime Minister from 1945-79 were basically, as they mostly (bar Heath for about a year) followed the Post War Consensus, the same.

    Thatcher shifted the political ground and created a new consensus, to not follow it would be electoral suicide. Blair knew this and took her advantage of this legacy to make Labour the new 'natural party of government.'

    At least that's my opinion
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    Would the members of the party care to define 'anti-Semitism' in as much detail as possible?
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Would the members of the party care to define 'anti-Semitism' in as much detail as possible?
    Unconditional support for the Labour Party.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Would the members of the party care to define 'anti-Semitism' in as much detail as possible?
    Being prejudiced (i.e. discriminating against or holding irrationally negative opinions about) against Jewish people.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Would the members of the party care to define 'anti-Semitism' in as much detail as possible?
    As above. Prejudice, hatred and discrimination directed at the Jewish people.
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    (Original post by St. Brynjar)
    Will my fellow TSR Labour members join me in condemning Ken Livingstone for his comments about anti-semitism today, and praise our leadership for rightly suspending him immediately?
    Yes.

    If he hadn't been suspended I would likely be a Lib Dem by tomorrow morning.

    (Original post by BenC1997)
    To any member, what is your opinion on Tony Blair?
    One of the greatest Prime Ministers of recent times.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)



    One of the greatest Prime Ministers of recent times.
    Do you feel this is a minority view in the current Labour party, both IRL and TSR?

    I'm glad there are members who can look past the "Blair=Evil traitor" rhetoric.
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    (Original post by BenC1997)
    Do you feel this is a minority view in the current Labour party, both IRL and TSR?

    I'm glad there are members who can look past the "Blair=Evil traitor" rhetoric.
    Most certainly is given heroes for both groups are the likes of Stalin.

    P.s. my phone doesn't like Stalin

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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Would the members of the party care to define 'anti-Semitism' in as much detail as possible?
    In my own words, a hatred of Jews and the Jewish faith. To treat Jewish people as second class citizens, at best, and to treat Jewish people in a negative way because they are Jewish.

    (Original post by BenC1997)
    Unconditional support for the Labour Party.
    Last I checked you weren't a party member
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    Kay_Winters is the new Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.
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    (Original post by Kay_Winters)

    Last I checked you weren't a party member
    *Busted*
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    Kay_Winters is the new Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.
    Congratulations Kay_Winters. Thoroughly deserved.

    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    Yes.

    If he hadn't been suspended I would likely be a Lib Dem by tomorrow morning.



    One of the greatest Prime Ministers of recent times.
    Why join tomorrow when you can join today?
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    (Original post by BenC1997)
    *Busted*
    Aha

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    Congratulations Kay_Winters. Thoroughly deserved.



    Why join tomorrow when you can join today?
    Thank you Petros! Also I should say something about you trying to steal our leader, but having just been elected deputy, mhm
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    (Original post by Kay_Winters)
    Aha



    Thank you Petros! Also I should say something about you trying to steal our leader, but having just been elected deputy, mhm
    If he defects now you can be leader within a fortnight...
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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    Congratulations Kay_Winters. Thoroughly deserved.



    Why join tomorrow when you can join today?
    One of the benefits of joining the Lib Dems if you're a TSR Labour leader is you get a free VoNC as part of your welcome package:yep:
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    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    One of the benefits of joining the Lib Dems if you're a TSR Labour leader is you get a free VoNC as part of your welcome package:yep:
    Lib Dems are bae.

    Saracen's Fez, if you join quick enough they might still have the membership cards with Nick Clegg on them available. I carry Cleggy around everywhere
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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    If he defects now you can be leader within a fortnight...
    Within a fortnight huh

    (Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
    One of the benefits of joining the Lib Dems if you're a TSR Labour leader is you get a free VoNC as part of your welcome package:yep:
    PRSOM
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    (Original post by Kay_Winters)
    Within a fortnight huh



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    Rt. Hon Kay_Winters MP, Leader of the Opposition

    Just imagine it
 
 
 
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